From Here to There and Back Again

From Here to There and Back Again

by Sue Hubbell
     
 

"Sue Hubbell's From Here to There and Back Again is stylish and thought-provoking. As her brother I have long admired her mince pies and her ability to knit her own thermal underwear."
—-Bil Gilbert

"The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life."
—-New York Times Book Review

"A latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense

Overview

"Sue Hubbell's From Here to There and Back Again is stylish and thought-provoking. As her brother I have long admired her mince pies and her ability to knit her own thermal underwear."
—-Bil Gilbert

"The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life."
—-New York Times Book Review

"A latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the absurd."
—-Chicago Sun-Times

"Sue Hubbell writes splendidly."
—-William Least Heat-Moon

"Prose as clear, languorous and beautiful as honey poured from a jar."
—-People

From Here to There and Back Again is the much-anticipated collection of essays on an array of offbeat and engrossing subjects by magazine essayist and nature writer Sue Hubbell, author of A Country Year, Shrinking the Cat, and Waiting for Aphrodite.

Reading Sue Hubbell is like embarking on a journey of discovery with a close friend. Her writing is witty, learned yet unassuming, intensely personal, and pointedly honest as she ranges far and wide on such topics as after-hours truck stops, the country's best pie restaurants, bowling shoes, Costa Rica's blue morpho butterfly, earthquakes, and the honey trade. Several of her pieces take place in Michigan locales as well, including Elvis sightings in Vicksburg and the magicians' convention in Colon. In the end you'll return from these travels refreshed, enlightened-and wiser.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life."
-New York Times Book Review

"A latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the absurd."
-Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472114191
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
07/14/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Sue Hubbell's books include A Country Year, Shrinking the Cat, and A Book of Bees, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Maine and Washington, D.C. She is the sister of nature writer Bil Gilbert.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >